Casio has just released a smartphone that further blurs the frontier between quality digital cameras and high-end cameraphones and shows this by adopting the popular Exilim name for it.
One thing that differentiates the Keitai W63CA from other 8MP cameras is the fact that it is a clamshell camera with a rotating Organic LED screen; a gorgeous piece of technology at 3.1-inch and capable of displaying 480x800 pixels - by comparison, the 3.5-inch screen of the iPhone 3G displays only 480x320 pixels, that's 60 percent less pixels. No comments as to whether it is a touchscreen though.
The camera - which is available in four different colours including pink and yellow - has nine AF points, face detection and automatic shooting plus it can record 30fps high resolution videos.
Other notable features include a 28mm-equivalent lens, Opera Mobile browser, flash and a six-axis anti-shake system which should easily make it the best camera phone available on the market.
The battery should provide enough juice for almost four hours of talk time according to some sources and at 124g it is lighter than the iPhone.
According to Akihabaranews, Casio has not released this camera with phone features outside Japan for the time being.